With the trade deadline passed, this is a good time for a new mock draft.
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|1. Boston Celtics||Josh Jackson, Fr||6’8, 207 lbs||Detroit, MI||SG/SF||Kansas|
|2016-2017 Stats: 16.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.0 apg|
|Boston flirted with Paul George, but came to the correct conclusion that it was not worth parting with this pick without an assurance that George would resign. There will still be time before the draft to move this pick if Danny Ainge is inclined, but until then, it remains property of the Celtics.
As far as the players available, Josh Jackson is the best fit and, in my opinion, is the top prospect regardless of position. Jackson has gained the complete trust of head coach Bill Self and has led the Jayhawks to 23 wins. He is scoring at a very high rate, and even when his shot does not fall, like during a 3-11 effort against West Virginia, he still contributes by rebounding and playing excellent on the ball defense. Jackson has shot the three pointer at a respectable clip, and if he can stay around that 35% mark, he has the chance to be an All Star and all NBA defender.
|2. Phoenix Suns||Markelle Fultz, Fr||6’4, 195 lbs||Upper Marlboro, MD||PG/SG||Washington|
|2016-2017 Stats: 23.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 5.9 apg|
|The Suns seem to be set in the back court with Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker. However, the next tier of prospects are basically all point guards, so it is tough to mock anyone else here. Perhaps the Suns will draft a point guard and figure it all out later. Then again, the last time they had multiple point guards they gave Isaiah Thomas away.
Anyway, Markelle Fultz still leads the pack, but his stranglehold as point guard one is tenuous. The fact that the Washington Huskies are 2-13 in conference play has to weigh on scouts minds. Is Fultz this good, or is he simply putting up empty stats on a losing team? That same discussion did not persuade the 76ers from drafting Ben Simmons first overall last year. At the worst, Fultz is still a top five pick thanks to a game tailor made for today’s NBA, especially at the offensive end. There is little he cannot do.
|3. Los Angeles Lakers||Lonzo Ball, Fr||6’6, 190 lbs||Chino Hills, CA||PG||UCLA|
|2016-2017 Stats: 15.0 ppg, 7.5 apg, 6.3 rpg|
|Los Angeles could go several different directions with this pick, but with a team this bad, the best player available is usually the way to go. The jury is still out as to whether a D’Angelo Russell/Jordan Clarkson back court is good enough long term, as both players have struggled with overall consistency.
With Magic Johnson now calling the shots, he could see some of himself in Lonzo Ball. I worry a bit about Ball’s athleticism and shooting, but he is crafty and smart enough to overcome his shortcomings. Another important factor that cannot be overlooked is the potential star power that Ball could bring to Los Angeles. Unlike the Lakers other top picks, Ball is a Southern California kid with an NBA friendly game, and has the demeanor and charisma to be the face of the NBA’s most popular franchise.
|4. Orlando Magic||Dennis Smith Jr., Fr||6’3, 195 lbs||Fayetteville, NC||PG||North Carolina State|
|2016-2017 Stats: 18.9 ppg, 6.4 apg, 4.3 rpg|
|The Orlando Magic have talent, but the roster that was assembled is not a fit for today’s NBA game. Orlando managed to get a little back for Serge Ibaka, but still have a long way to go. Landing a talent such as Dennis Smith Jr. would be huge for the future of the organization. Like Markelle Fultz, Smith is putting up huge numbers on a bad team. He has also been very inconsistent, mixing triple double performances with single digit scoring games. Still, there may not be a better pure scorer in the country. He reminds me of Damian Lillard, and has the chops to be the focal point of Orlando’s offense moving forward.|
|5. Philadelphia 76ers||Malik Monk, Fr||6’4, 200 lbs||Lepanto, AR||SG||Kentucky|
|2016-2017 Stats: 21.1 ppg, 2.3 apg, 2.5 rpg|
|I still wish Sam Hinkie would have been able to see his vision through. I believe if so, the 76ers would be in a lot better of a position right now. Instead, they have completely fumbled the Jahlil Okafor situation and sold Nerlens Noel for pennies on the dollar.
Going forward, this team should be built around the front court of Embiid, Dario Saric and Ben Simmons. All players who excel with the ball in their hands. Which makes a deadly spot up shooter like Malik Monk a perfect fit. Monk has not been asked to do much at Kentucky except score, but he has been remarkably consistent as a 20 point per game threat who is making over three 3 pointers per game. He has the ability to be a Bradley Beal like scorer in the NBA.
|6. Minnesota Timberwolves||Jonathan Isaac, Fr||6’10, 210 lbs||Naples, FL||SF/PF||Florida State|
|2016-2017 Stats: 12.7 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.6 bpg|
|It is impossible to tell what direction Tom Thibodeau is going to take the Timberwolves. Obviously Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins are a huge part of the future, but he needs to bring in some defensive stoppers or this team will continue to struggle. Expect Minnesota to reengage in Jimmy Butler talks with the Chicago bulls this off season, with a package likely involving this pick.
As far as the players available, Jonathan Isaac would be a nice fit. When he is on, he looks like someone who could be drafted first overall. Unfortunately, he has games where he disappears, confirming his project status. However, he has the shooting and defensive ability to develop into a top notch stretch four who can block shots, something every modern NBA team would love to have.
|7. Dallas Mavericks||Frank Ntilikina||6’5, 170 lbs||Brussels, Belgium||PG||France|
|2016-2017 Stats: 5.4 ppg, 1.7 apg, 1.4 rpg|
|The Mavericks have somewhat remained in the final playoff hunt, and was able to absolutely steal Nerlens Noel from the hapless 76ers. Dallas really needs to tank to land a future face of the franchise, but a team with Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki will never go that route.
Point guard would be the logical choice, and I am starting to come around on Frank Ntikilina as a lottery pick. His shooting leaves a lot to be desired, but he has star power thanks to his personality and flashy game. From judging his tapes and scouting reports, he reminds me of a taller Rajon Rondo with his wiry frame, long arms and ability to pass and pester opposing ball handlers. If his jump shot can improve, he could be a very good starter in this league. The Mavericks will see what they have in Yogi Ferrell, but he will likely settle in as a long term backup.
|8. New York Knicks||Robert Williams, Fr||6’9, 237 lbs||Vivian, LA||PF/C||Texas A&M|
|2016-2017 Stats: 11.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.7 bpg|
|The Knicks sould be developing young players around budding superstar Kristaps Porzingis. Instead they signed a bunch of over the hill role players, got into wars with former players, and had a childish media beef between general manager and superstar player. As long as James Dolan is owner of the Knicks, this team will be a sideshow. Which is unfortunate for whoever they draft.
In that case it is Robert Williams, who has firmly found a spot in the lottery. He is one of the strongest rebounders and best shot blockers in college basketball. The coaching staff has finally given it’s best player 30 minutes per game and Williams has responded with constant double doubles with great shot blocking numbers as well. He is a project, but if he can properly develop he will make a great counterpart for Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony in the Knicks front court.
|9. Sacramento Kings (from Pelicans)||De’Aaron Fox, Fr||6’3, 187 lbs||Houston, TX||PG||Kentucky|
|2016-2017 Stats: 11.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.7 bpg|
|The Kings were the talk of the trade deadline, and not for the right reasons. It is pretty clear that the front office and ownership is in over it’s head, but Sacramento does have a lot of young players and upcoming draft picks to play with. For Kings fans, hopefully this reboot goes better than the last few.
If it was not for a terrible jump shot, De’Aaron Fox would be in the same class as the other point guards. He is big, very quick and a tremendous defender. However, it is hard for a point guard to succeed in the league today if his shooting cannot keep defenses honest. Still, if he can at least keep defenses honest offensively (he has been a solid scorer at Kentucky), he would make a nice fit next to the numerous young athletes Sacramento is collecting.
|10. Portland Trail Blazers||Jayson Tatum, Fr||6’8, 205 lbs||St. Louis, MO||SF||Duke|
|2016-2017 Stats: 16.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.2 apg|
|The Trail Blazers have quickly realized giving players like Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard and Evan Turner monster contracts was perhaps not the best recipe for success. On the bright side, Portland has managed to land two more picks in what should be a very good draft.
Unlike the other three top Duke freshman, Jayson Tatum is having a very fine and productive season for the Blue Devils. He is athletic, a good defender and a great slasher and rebounder. Tatum is also shooting the ball much better than scouts thought he would. Positional importance is really the only reason he is still available with the tenth pick, and Portland, who has three first round picks, will gladly pounce.
|11. Chicago Bulls (from Kings)||John Collins, So||6’10, 235 lbs||West Palm Beach, FL||PF/C||Wake Forest|
|2016-2017 Stats: 19.1 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.6 bpg|
|The duo of Gar Foreman and John Paxson seem as confused as ever. After trading Derrick Rose and letting Joakim Noah go, they signed veterans Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade. Now they traded Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott for a young backup point guard who has proven nothing at the NBA level. Chicago needs to commit to a rebuild and see it through, but ownership is terrified of another post-Michael Jordan era. If the Kings happen to finish with a pick lower than 10, it will go to Chicago, which would love to have two lottery picks in a good draft.
Perhaps the most slept on player in college basketball is John Collins. Collins might be having the best season for any Wake Forest player since Tim Duncan. He leads the nation with an absurd 36.81 PER. Collins has scored at least 20 points in eleven straight ACC games, quite an accomplishment considering he is pretty much a one man show for an overmatched Demon Deacon team. Collins is close to unstoppable as a rebounder and post scorer, and has the touch to convert while facing the basket against NBA defenses. With an offensive game similar to a young LaMarcus Aldridge, Collins be a nice offensive power forward to build around.
|12. Charlotte Hornets||Miles Bridges, Fr||6’7, 230 lbs||Flint, MI||SF/PF||Michigan State|
|2016-2017 Stats: 16.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.0 apg|
|Charlotte’s only trade deadline deal was to move two bad contracts for one very bad contract. Miles Plumlee’s Hornets stint has been like his previous; injured and ineffective. On the bright side, Frank Kaminsky is beginning to establish himself as a solid front court scorer. Charlotte simply does not have the offensive firepower to keep up.
The Michigan State Spartans are having an average year by their lofty standards, but that is no fault of Miles Bridges, who has been as good as advertised. Bridges reminds me of Stanley Johnson with confidence and an ability to hit the three pointer. He is strong, a great rebounder and a natural born leader. Bridges might struggle to fit into a specific starting position, but offers offensive potential that few players on the Charlotte roster can.
|13. Miami Heat||Lauri Markkanen, Fr||7’0, 230 lbs||Jyvaskyla, Finland||PF/C||Arizona|
|2016-2017 Stats: 15.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.0 apg|
|The Miami Heat have made a furious push since 2017 began and are now knocking on the door of the playoffs. It is a remarkable feat considering they are without Justise Winslow, Chris Bosh and overall talent. Fortunately the Heat can still land a decent talent here.
Lauri Markkanen started the season as the second coming of Dirk Nowitzki, but hit a lull during conference play, failing to hit double digit scoring in four straight games. Fortunately, he snapped out of that funk in a big way with two straight double doubles against Washington schools. At his best, he would make a nice offensive stretch four next to the defensive minded Hassan Whiteside, but he will have to pick up his game to avoid being passed by in the draft rankings.
|14. Milwaukee Bucks||Jalen Brunson, So||6’3, 190 lbs||Lincolnshire, IL||PG||Villanova|
|2016-2017 Stats: 14.9 ppg, 4.4 apg, 2.7 rpg|
|Unfortunately for the Bucks, they always seem to take one step forward and two steps back. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker had developed into quite a one/two punch. However, Parker suffered another catastrophic knee injury that could keep him out for up to 12 months.
The Bucks have drafted very well, but there remains a hole at starting point guard. Jalen Brunson has flown a bit under the radar, but he is having as good of a season as any point guard in the country, especially when you consider how good Villanova has been. Brunson scores with great efficiency, and is strong and a solid ball handler as well. In any other draft, Brunson may well be the first point guard taken, and I would not be surprised if he works his way up into the top ten when all is said and done.
|15. Denver Nuggets||Rodions Kurucs||6’8, 190 lbs||Riga, Latvia||SF||Latvia|
|2016-2017 Stats: 9.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.2 apg|
|The Nuggets are one of many teams in contention for the final playoff spot out West, and an eventual sweep at the hands of the Warriors. Denver chose to send a first round pick and promising but disappointing Jusuf Nurkic to the Trail Blazers for backup big man Mason Plumlee. That trade will not move the needle much either direction for the Nuggets, who are still a fringe playoff team. Perhaps more importantly, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Danillo Gallinari and Emmanuel Mudiay stayed put.
Rodions Kurucs has slowly climbed up my board and now finds himself in the late lottery. He continues to get better and better for his Barcelona team, showing a fantastic ability to score, thanks to his length and great jump shot. His game actually reminds me a lot of Gallinari, the player he will will eventually replace in Denver.
|16. Detroit Pistons||Aaron Holiday, So||6’1, 185 lbs||Chatsworth, CA||PG||UCLA|
|2016-2017 Stats: 13.1 ppg, 4.5 apg, 3.1 rpg|
|The Pistons tried like hell to move Reggie Jackson, but no team would bite on an overpaid player who has looked like a shell of his former self since returning from injury. The Pistons will continue to look to trade him during the off season.
It is not often that a player loses his starting job and actually benefits, but Holiday has soared as Lonzo Ball’s backup. Despite playing five less minutes per night, he has improved in virtually every area, especially his scoring percentages. Other than elite size, there is little to dislike about his game. He can score, distribute the ball and is an underrated defender. Detroit would be more than happy with a Holiday/Ish Smith combination at point guard.
|17. Chicago Bulls||Bruce Brown, Fr||6’5, 190 lbs||Boston, MA||PG/SG||Miami|
|2016-2017 Stats: 11.5 ppg. 6.1 rpg, 3.3 apg|
|The Bulls drafted a front court player with their first pick, so they focus on the guard position here.
I have had Bruce Brown in my first round all season, but it is time to move him up, yes, all the way into the teens. You can thank a 30 point, 4 rebound, 5 assist, 2 steal, 2 block, 4-6 from three point range and 10-13 from the line performance in a win against North Carolina for that. I have compared Brown’s game to a UCLA Russell Westbrook, and think he could be a similar (use similar in the loosest term as it would be blasphemous to say he will be as good as Westbrook) guard in the NBA. He fills up the stat sheet on both ends of the court and only turns the ball over 2 times per game. He is a project to be sure, but has the ability to be the most dynamic player on the roster.
|18. Indiana Pacers||Harry Giles, Fr||6’11, 227 lbs||Winston-Salem, NC||PF||Duke|
|2016-2017 Stats: 4.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 0.5 bpg|
|Perhaps the most interesting story line of the trade deadline was the Paul George saga. The Celtics probably would have traded for him, but George reportedly gave Larry Bird a “championship contender in Indiana or Lakers” ultimatum. Of course, no team is going to give up a boatload of youth and picks without assurance that George will resign, so Indiana may be forced to cut corners add enough talent to convince George to remain with the Pacers.
Harry Giles is being brought along very slowly at Duke, and it is beginning to look like he will never be a difference maker at the college level. However, a double double in only 17 minutes of action against Georgia Tech shows why he was the top overall recruit in the country. In most years, a player of his talent could still be taken in the top five or ten, but this is a ridiculously deep draft, and lottery teams will be very leery of passing up on a more productive player for the potential that Giles offers. If he can quickly realize his potential in Indiana, that could help entice George to stay.
|19. Oklahoma City Thunder||TJ Leaf, Fr||6’10, 225 lbs||El Cajon, CA||PF||UCLA|
|2016-2017 Stats: 17.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.6 apg|
|The Thunder perhaps had the steal of the trade deadline, sending little used Cameron Payne to the Bulls for two players who could be starters in Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson. Gibson will be a free agent after the season, but McDermott could put up 13-16 points per game while parked at the three point line receiving passes from the two ball dominant guards.
It seems the Sonics/Thunder have drafted 700 big men the past 20 years, and I have them going that route again. Like I previously said, a team with Russell Westbrook can never have enough standalone shooters. TJ Leaf has been consistently solid all season for the Bruins. He is not the best athlete but is a good scorer with range on his jump shot, and the ability to rebound and pass as well.
|20. Atlanta Hawks||Ivan Rabb, So||6’11, 220 lbs||Oakland, CA||PF/C||California|
|2016-2017 Stats: 14.6 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 1.2 bpg|
|The Hawks gave away Kyle Korver last month than gave up nothing to get Ersan Ilyasova, which shows they are not quite sure what direction they want to go. Neither of those deals will matter much in the long run. The important decision will be what to do with Paul Millsap this off season.
While Ivan Rabb lacks the upside of many players picked ahead of him, he is a safe bet to come in right away and produce as a rebounder and weak side defender. Rabb’s production could have landed him in the top five of the 2016 draft, which is a testament to how ridiculously deep this class is. This is a great draft for those middling playoff teams who are too good to land a top player, but not good enough to refuse bench help. There will be quality rotation guys who have the potential to develop into starters well into the second round.
|21. Toronto Raptors||Josh Hart, Sr||6’6, 215 lbs||Silver Spring, MD||SG||Villanova|
|2016-2017 Stats: 18.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.2 apg|
|Masai Ujiri owned the trading deadline, adding two strong defensive rotational pieces all the while having to give up only a late first round pick, a couple of second rounders and an overpriced, average bench scorer.
Villanova is not a team loaded with high draft picks, but thanks to great coaching and experience, several guys should find themselves on NBA rosters. Josh Hart has worked himself into first round consideration thanks to an NBA ready game that involves shooting, ball handling and defense. He has the chance to be an efficient bench scorer who could fill the old Terrence Ross role in Toronto.
|22. Portland Trail Blazers (from Grizzlies)||Jarrett Allen, Fr||6’11, 235 lbs||Round Rock, TX||PF/C||Texas|
|2016-2017 Stats: 13.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.5 bpg|
|The Longhorns have been miserable this season, but that is not the fault of Jarrett Allen, who has really come alive during conference play, and continues to rise up my board. Allen’s signature performance has been a 22 point, 19 rebound, 3 block performance against Kansas, the best team on Texas schedule. He is athletic, springy and would make an ideal big man off the bench for the Blazers, who hope to rebuild the front court around more athletic, defensive minded big men.|
|23. Utah Jazz||Edrice Adebayo, Fr||6’10, 260 lbs||Washington, DC||PF/C||Kentucky|
|2016-2017 Stats: 13.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.6 bpg|
|Edrice Adebayo started the season in my top ten, but now finds himself in the 20’s. That is more of a testament to this draft’s star power than the play of Adebayo. He has shown the ability to be a consistent interior presence for the Wildcats. Adebayo has the ability to rebound, block shots and score out to fifteen feet or so. A big men such as Adebayo is not in high demand these days, but he could still develop into a solid starting big man, and could push the underwhelming Derrick Favors in Utah.|
|24. Brooklyn Nets (from Wizards)||Tyler Lydon, So||6’9, 223 lbs||Elizaville, NY||SF/PF||Syracuse|
|2016-2017 Stats: 13.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.0 apg|
|The Nets have not done a lot right since moving to Brooklyn, but I believe hiring Sean Marks as General Manager was undoubtedly the correct choice. Marks has done a great job of chalking up the Boston trade as a loss and moving on the best way he could. The Nets have been able to land first round picks for role players Mason Plumlee, Thaddeus Young and now Bojan Bogdanovic.
Like the Syracuse team as a whole, Tyler Lydon has been inconsistent as a sophomore. However, with games such as his 26 point, 7 rebound performance against North Carolina and a 14 point, 11 rebound, 7 block game against top ten ranked Florida State, he shows that he is a legit first round prospect. He is also clearly the leader of this Syracuse ball club, as the coaching staff has played him every single minute of the team’s last ten games. That includes two overtime periods. The New York native’s work ethic and nice inside/outside game could make him a fan favorite in Brooklyn.
|25. Orlando Magic (from Clippers)||Luke Kennard, So||6’6, 202 lbs||Franklin, OH||SG||Duke|
|2016-2017 Stats: 20.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.6 apg|
|Luke Kennard does not seem like the type to leave college early, but he is playing huge minutes for a depleted Duke team, and is scoring at a very high rate, while showing the type of leadership and aggressiveness that would be attractive to the NBA. The Blue Devils should be loaded and healthy next year, so Kennard could strike while the iron is hot. The Magic drafted Dennis Smith Jr. earlier and need to continue to add scorers to this roster.|
|26. Brooklyn Nets (from Celtics)||Isaiah Hartenstein||6’11, 225 lbs||Eugene, OR||PF||Germany|
|2016-2017 Stats: 3.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.6 apg|
|Isaiah Hartenstein has lottery talent, but he has not shown much for his Lithuanian team, though that is common with European prospects. With proper development, he could become a starter in this league. He has the size, strength and rebounding ability, and it is not like minutes will not be there in Brooklyn.|
|27. Los Angeles Lakers (from Rockets)||Cameron Oliver, So||6’8, 225 lbs||Sacramento, CA||SF/PF||Nevada|
|2016-2017 Stats: 15.6 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.7 bpg|
|Magic Johnson’s first move as the new boss of the Lakers was a good one, as he was able to trade a backup guard for a first round pick in a deep draft.
I really like Cameron Oliver’s game, and so far he has been able to hang around the tail end of the first round in my mocks. Oliver offers a nice blend of shooting, rebound and shot blocking. He has the athleticism to become a solid stretch four who can defend as well, and would make a nice backup front court piece for the Lakers.
|28. Portland Trail Blazers (from Cavaliers)||Johnathan Motley, Jr||6’10, 230 lbs||Houston, TX||PF||Baylor|
|2016-2017 Stats: 16.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.2 apg|
|Portland is set in the back court, but need upgrades badly at every other position. With three first round picks, they can take the best player available here, who also happens to fill a need. Johnathan Motley has been the best player on a very good Baylor team, showing scoring and rebounding ability, with a nice shooting touch to go along with it. While he may never be a starter in this league, his game should translate well and ensure he has a nice career as a seventh or eighth man in the rotation.|
|29. San Antonio spurs||Caleb Swanigan, So||6’9, 250 lbs||Fort Wayne, IN||PF/C||Purdue|
|2016-2017 Stats: 18.6 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 2.9 apg|
|Caleb Swanigan is one of the very best players in college basketball, but his NBA prospects are murky, to say the least. Prospects with his body type and lack of quickness do not have a strong track record of NBA success. Swanigan’s ability to rebound should translate relatively well, but does he have the athleticism to make it? The Spurs usually draft overseas prospects at this point in the draft, but with the talent still remaining, could go with a guy like Swanigan in hopes they land an eventual rotation contributor.|
|30. Utah Jazz (from Warriors)||Justin Jackson, Jr||6’8, 210 lbs||Tomball, TX||SF||North Carolina|
|2016-2017 Stats: 18.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.6 apg|
|Justin Jackson has worked hard on improving from a skinny freshman with a terrible jump shot to one of the best scorers in college basketball as a junior. He is hitting the three pointer at a 40% clip, which would make him an ideal backup offensive small forward at the NBA level.|
31. Atlanta Hawks (from Nets) – SG/SF Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Jr, Kansas
32. Phoenix Suns – SF Jaron Blossomgame, Sr, Clemson
33. Orlando Magic (from Lakers) – SG/SF Dwayne Bacon, So, Florida State
34. Orlando Magic – SG Kostja Mushidi, Germany
35. Sacramento Kings (from 76ers) – SG Terrence Ferguson, United States
36. Boston Celtics (from 76ers) – PF/C Jonathan Jeanne, France
37. Dallas Mavericks – SG Allonzo Trier, So, Arizona
38. New Orleans Pelicans – SG Sindarius Thornwell, Sr, South Carolina
39. Philadelphia 76ers (from New York Knicks) – PG Jawun Evans, So, Oklahoma State
40. Houston Rockets (from Trail Blazers) – PF Alec Peters, Sr, Valparaiso
41. Sacramento Kings – C Anzejs Pasecniks, Latvia
42. Charlotte Hornets – PG Nigel Williams-Goss, Jr, Gonzaga
43. Philadelphia 76ers (from Miami Heat) – PG Frank Mason III, Sr, Kansas
44. Houston Rockets (from Nuggets) – PF/C Alpha Kaba, France
45. Milwaukee Bucks – SG Peter Jok, Sr, Iowa
46. Utah Jazz (from Pistons) – SG Grayson Allen, Jr, Duke
47. New York Knicks (from Bulls) – PG Kobi Simmons, Fr, Arizona
48. Indiana Pacers – SF?PF Dillon Brooks, Jr, Oregon
49. Denver Nuggets (from Thunder) – PG George De Paula, Brazil
50. Philadelphia 76ers (from Hawks) – PF/C Mathias Lessort, France
51. Toronto Raptors – C Justin Tuoyo, Chattanooga
52. Denver Nuggets (from Grizzlies) – SF/PF Dedric Lawson, So, Memphis
53. Utah Jazz – SG Diego Flaccadori, Italy
54. Washington Wizards – C Tacko Fall, So, UCF
55. Boston Celtics (from Clippers) – PF Michael Young, Sr, Pittsburgh
56. Brooklyn Nets (from Celtics) – PF Chris Boucher, Sr, Oregon
57. New York Knicks (from Rockets) – PG Monte Morris, Sr, Iowa
58. Boston Celtics (from Cavaliers) – SF/PF Rolands Smits, Latvia
59. San Antonio Spurs – SF Wesley Alves Da Silva, Brazil
60. Utah Jazz (from Warriors) – PF/C Moses Kingsley, Sr, Arkansas